Skip to comments.The forgotten mass murder of 'anti-gay' martyrs
Posted on 06/03/2022 6:02:19 PM PDT by Jan_Sobieski
It was morning in East Africa. The day was May 26, 1886, and along the shore of Lake Victoria the mist still hung thickly in the jungle undergrowth, although the sun had risen well above the horizon. The night-time cacophony of wildlife had long since subsided, and the land was quiet except for the buzzing of insects and the murmur of hushed voices.
In a wide clearing on a hill above the lake, a dramatic scene unfolded. Uganda's King Mwanga was holding court in the open-air gathering place in front of his temporary residence, his royal palace being under repair after a fire.
The occasion was the trial of Charles Lwanga, head of the royal pageboys and a convert from native pagan beliefs to Catholicism. Many of the young men under his care had become Catholics as well, while others had become Anglicans.
Lwanga's crime was defiance of the king, whose authority over his subjects was total. The nature of his defiance was refusing to submit himself or his wards to homosexual sodomy by Mwanga, a violent pederast with voracious carnal appetites.
Lwanga knew he could expect no mercy from King Mwanga. In the preceding months, the monarch had murdered five men for espousing Christian values, including the Anglican bishop, James Hannington, and his own senior adviser Joseph Makasa (a recent Catholic convert) who criticized Mwanga for killing Hannington without giving him the traditional right to argue in his own defense. For that Makasa was beheaded. Three of Hannigton's Anglican congregants were dismembered and their bodies burned…
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THanks for posting. I saw this in my email feed but didn’t know Scott had posted it on WND yet. Good read.
Fearless martyrs pray for us.
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